john_henry (124) - - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark red amber with large brown head that subsides after a while leaving good lacing.
Obviously many will want to compare this to the Abt 12, but it is quite a different beast. The first thing that strikes me is the sweetness, not in a bad way, this beer is well balanced, but you certainly notice the candy sugar, and what I would assume is a lengthy boil. Chocolatey toffee notes that cling to the back of the palate. No hops noticeable as one would expect.
Overall, this is an exceptional double, that is really quite unique. Certainly worth hunting out, in my opinion, and whilst different from the Abt 12 (surly a good thing), this is none the less exceptional.
pitch992 (84) - SLOVENIA - MAY 29, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: raisins, dark caramel, gentle esters- banana, some roast, gentle alcohol, toasty. Pleasant and just right.
Appearance: reddish brown, hazy, off-white head with good retention and great texture.
Taste: similar to aroma, light sweetness, lightly bitter, well balanced.
medium body, creamy, slick feel, lively, long smooth finish, gently warming, slight dryness.
Overall: Nicely balanced, pleasant level of complexity, highly drinkable. Enjoyed it a lot.
PowY (47) - - MAY 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours brown with a large off-white head. Aroma is complex with roasted malt, little hops and slightly yeasty. Head is full of apple aroma. Full body with a slightly syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Taste starts distinctly sweet with a sweet and slightly acidic and bitter ending. Well balanced. Intense roasted malt, honey, hints of mead and alcoholic aftertaste.
HPDalen (140) - - MAY 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeasty aroma, I smell dough and cheese, but also sugar. Pours dark golden with a frothy head. Flavour is rich and quite sweet. The after taste tastes sugar. Medium bodied, average carbonation. The sweet flavour lingers. Nice beer.
beerbaaron (1926) - Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep mahogany with a thin beige head. Caramel. Bread crust. Dark fruit. Some spice. A bit of alcohol. Bigger medium to lighter full body. Soft, a pleasure to drink.
chris__hartley (376) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours murky mahogany with copper highlights; the head is off white and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: banana, bubblegum, and raisins. The taste is medium sweet and finishes medium bitter; there are notes of the aforementioned aroma compounds. The palate is medium bodied with light carbonation and a medium finish. Overall, it’s basically the same as the 6.
jsnicholas (502) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (11.2oz) Muddy brown color. Big beige head that settle down.Carmel aroma and Belgian yeast. Taste starts out the same but there is more bitterness in the end than I expected.
BlackBeerPG (245) - Darien, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste: spiced, bold earthy, with notes of clove and wild yeast. Complex candi sugar and bread nose.
Brown/amber color, unfiltered with refine bubbled head. Alcohol finish liquid breads that sustained the monks.
Satyroneto (283) - BRAZIL - MAY 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cor âmbar com tonalidade caramelo, turva e sem brilho; espuma bege de alta formação e persistência de uma fina camada sem lacing.
Aroma de uvas-passas, nozes e pão; álcool em segundo plano bem inserido.
Sabor maltado seguindo o aroma com picância intensa até o final; leve amargor num final seco e alcoólico equilibrado.
Retrogosto seco, de nozes e álcool.
Corpo médio e alta carbonatação.
djoeye (3152) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look; beige good head, red brown misty body.
Aroma; hops, yeast, creamy caramel, slightly roasted brown malts, grapes, berries, floral meadow.
Taste; hops, fruity leaves, brown juicy malts, caramel, malted candies,
finishes malty, yeasty, juicy, fruity.
Palate; good, a bit fizzy carbonation.
Overall; belgobrownaleish. Tasty.
[33cl btl 8%abv, BB040220 B@Vinmonopolet]
Gespuccian (81) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque amber brown pour with a finger or two of creamy, lush head. Aroma of dried fruit, raisins. Taste is full - caramel malt, more dried fruit, dates. Has a slightly bitter hoppiness cooled by a candied sugar sweetness. Palate is full, creamy yet crisp, and absolutely delicious. Great beer.
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